Faculty - Assistant Professor of Computer Science/Software Project Manager (Public May Apply) *** APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED ***

Faculty - Assistant Professor of Computer Science/Software Project Manager (Public May Apply)

Code: 12568 Posted: 01/06/2017


The Computer Science Department at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside seeks applicants for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Computer Science/Software Project Manager, scheduled to start in the 2017-2018 academic year.

This position will teach undergraduate and graduate classes in Computer Science. Teaching includes class preparation, development, instruction, providing feedback, and grading. This position will teach 12 credits during the academic year in the Computer Science program. This position will participate in advising, department meetings, college meetings, and various university events. Maintain expertise through research and/or consulting activities. In addition to teaching responsibilities, this position will also be responsible for managing and developing projects in the App Factory for all 12 months. This position will work with the faculty and students in the App Factory to estimate, develop, coordinate, manage, and deliver software projects for clients.


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science or related field
  • Demonstrated ability to teach Computer Science classes 
  • Project management experience on software development projects
  • 5 or more years of software development experience
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in writing
  • University teaching experience teaching Software Engineering classes
  • Teaching experience with multicultural populations
  • Demonstrated experience teaching programming and software development courses
  • Experience in mentoring students
  • Experience using service learning or community-based learning
  • Experience with the development of mobile programs
  • Experience with the development of web programs
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate orally with non-technical clients


51% Teaching (9 month position) Teach undergraduate and graduate level computer science classes as assigned by the department; Scholarly research, creative activity, and professional development; Service:
  • Prepare classes, syllabi, and coursework; develop new classes; provide instruction during class time; help students outside of class; provide feedback to students; provide student grades
  • Perform scholarly work; publish in conference and journals; write grant applications; perform consulting type activities
  • Student advising; serving on department, college, and university committees; assisting with department and university events; contributions to community projects
49% Lead software development and project management (12 month position):
  • Lead development of software/web solutions for various platforms (Android, iOS) as required by projects for clients of the App Factory 
  • Create documentation for projects including planning documents, update summaries, and testing documentation
  • Implement software using the latest standards for mobile development
  • Interface with management and System Administration to develop and implement system infrastructure to meet the needs of the App Factory
  • Meet with perspective clients and plan the details for potential projects
  • Develop statements of work in coordination with the director of the App Factory
  • Coordinate discussion between developers and clients during project implementation
  • Recruit, hire, and coordinate student interns to manage various aspects of projects including design, implementation, and testing 
  • Generating project reports regarding project progress on a monthly basis or as needed
Essential Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Ability to teach classes in computer science (onsite and online)
  • Develop computer software
  • Effectively communicate with students and staff, orally and in writing
  • Knowledge of mobile and web software development
  • Experience estimating effort on software projects
  • Interpersonal skills allowing for high-quality client contacts
  • Ability to lead and mentor students in technical and non-technical positions
  • Good technical writing abilities
  • Experience collaborating and coordinating other developers on complex software projects
  • This position is responsible for purchasing and purchasing requirements
Ergonomic Requirements:
  • Ability to work in office, computer science lab, and classroom. Ability to use computers, mobile devices, copiers, printers, document cameras, and other equipment as needed for teaching and software development.
Equipment to be used on the job:
  • Laptop or desktop computer, mobile devices, printer, copier, projector, document cameras, telephone including voice mail and FAX


UW-Parkside is a regional comprehensive university that is committed to accessibility, academic excellence, student success, diversity, and community engagement. This beautiful campus is on 700 acres of woodland & prairie in the heart of the Milwaukee/Chicago corridor, between Racine and Kenosha and near Lake Michigan. The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students, many of whom are first- generation and nontraditional students. UW-Parkside benefits from the diversity of the communities it services in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties. Kenosha and Racine are small cities that offer tranquility and convenience. The myriad attractions of Milwaukee and Chicago are easily accessible, as is the solitude of the country. UW-Parkside is strongly committed to creating and maintaining a multicultural, pluralistic campus environment.

The tri-county region that comprises the University's primary service area is home to an impressive array of businesses. There are more than 10,000 small businesses in the region, as well as a large number of globally-recognized employers. The college, through its active, engaged Advisory Board, enjoys a close relationship with many of these businesses. For further information regarding the University and community, please see our website at www.uwp.edu.


Applications received by 11:59 February 1, 2016, are ensured full consideration. Position is open until filled. If you are applying after the application deadline please send your application materials to the point of contact listed below.


STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

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STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • A letter of application addressing your qualifications for the position
  • A full Curriculum Vitae
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • A statement of project management/software engineering
  • Names and contact information of three references
  • Transcripts (unofficial acceptable at application stage)
You must select "SUBMIT", selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.

Please Note:
In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Commensurate with experience and education. The UW System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.

Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/summaries/fasl.pdf
Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/


A criminal background check will be required at the time of hire.

UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of UW-Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin Parkside Crime Statistics Report is available at https://www.uwp.edu/live/offices/universitypolice/crimestats.cfm. Call the UW-Parkside Campus Police Office at 262-595-2455 for a paper copy of the annual report.

Contact Name: Connie Wheeler

Contact Phone: 262-595-2314

Contact Email: wheelerc@uwp.edu

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